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persons, resident in any country not under the dominion of Her Majesty, or shall use, or knowingly have in his custody or possession, any plate, stone, wood, or other material upon which any such Foreign Bill, note, undertaking, or order, or any part thereof, shall be engraved or made, or shall knowingly offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, or have in his custody or possession, any paper upon which any part of any such Foreign Bill, note, undertaking, or order shall be made or printed, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding fourteen years and not less than three years, -or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

XXVI. Whosoever shall fraudulently forge or alter, or shall offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be forged or fraudulently altered, any debenture issued under any lawful authority whatsoever, either within Her Majesty's dominions or elsewhere, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding 14 years, and not less than 3 years,—-or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

XL. Where the forging or altering any writing or matter whatsoever, or the offering, uttering, disposing of, or putting off any writing or matter whatsoever, knowing the same to be forged or altered, is in this Act expressed to be an offence, if any person shall, in England or Ireland, forge or alter, or offer, utter, dispose of, or put off

, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any such writing or matter in whatsoever place or country out of England and Ireland, whether under the dominion of Her Majesty or not, such writing or matter may purport to be made, or may have been made, and in whatever language the same or any part thereof may be expressed, every such person, and every person aiding, abetting, or counselling such person, shall be deemed to be an offender within the meaning of this Act, and shall be punishable thereby in the same manner as if the writing or matter had purported to be made or had been made in England or Ireland ; and if any person shall in England or Ireland forge or alter, or offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any bill of exchange, or any promissory note for the payment of money, or any indorsement on or assignment of any bill of exchange or promissory note for the payment of money, or any acceptance of any bill of exchange, or any undertaking, warrant, order, authority, or

request for the payment of money, or for the delivery or transfer of any goods or security, or any deed, bond, or writing obligatory for the payment of money (whether such deed, bond, or writing obligatory shall be made only for the payment of money, or for the payment of money

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together with some other purpose), or any indorsement on or assignment of any such undertaking, warrant, order, authority, request, deed, bond, or writing obligatory, in whatsoever place or country out of England and Ireland, whether under the dominion of Her Majesty or not, the money payable or secured by such bill, note, undertaking, warrant, order, authority, request, deed, bond, or writing obligatory may be or may purport to be payable, and in whatever language the same respectively or any part thereof may be expressed, and whether such bill note, undertaking, warrant, order, authority, or request be or be not under seal, every such person, and every person aiding, abetting, or counselling such person, shall be deemed to be an offender within the meaning of this Act, and shall be punishable thereby in the same manner as if the money had been payable or had purported to be payable in England or Ireland.

L. All indictable offences mentioned in this Act which shall be committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or Ireland shall be deemed to be offences of the same nature and liable to the same punishments as if they had been committed upon the land in England or Ireland, and may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, and determined in any county or place in England or Ireland in which the offender shall be apprehended or be in custody, in the same manner in all respects as if they had been actually committed in that county or place; and in any indictment for any such offence, or for being an accessory to such an offence, the venue in the margin shall be the same as if the offence had been committed in such county or place, and the offence shall be averred to have been committed “on the high seas :" Provided that nothing herein contained shall alter or affect any of the laws relating to the government of Her Majesty's land or naval forces.

ACT of the British Parliament, "to consolidate and amend the Statute

Law of England and Ireland relating to Offences against the Person ;se far as relates to the Murder of British or Foreign Subjects at Home or Abroad, or upon the Sea, and the Commission

of Bigamy. [24 & 25 Vict., cap. 100.]

[August 6, 1861.] IV. All persons who shall conspire, confederate, and agree to murder any person, whether he be a subject of Her Majesty or not, and whether he be within the Queen's dominions or not, and whosoever shall solicit, encourage, persuade, or endeavour to persuade, or shall propose to any person, to murder any other person, whether he be a subject of Her Majesty or not, and whether he be within the Queen's dominions or not,shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court,to be kept in penal servitude for any term not more than 10 and not less than 3 years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour.

IX. Where any murder or manslaughter shall be committed on land out of the United Kingdom, whether within the Queen's dominions or without, and whether the person killed were a subject of Her Majesty or not, every offence committed by any subject of Her Majesty, in respect of any such case, whether the same shall amount to the offence of murder or of manslaughter, or of being accessory to murder or manslaughter, may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished in any county or place in England or Ireland in which such person shall be apprehended or be in custody, in the same manner in all respects as if such offence had been actually committed in that county or place ; provided

hat nothing therein contained shall prevent any person from being tried in any place out of England or Ireland, for any murder or manslaughter committed out of England or Ireland, in the same manner as such person might have been tried before the passing this Act.

X. Where any person, being feloniously stricken, poisoned, or otherwise hurt upon the sea, or at any place out of England or Ireland, shall die of such stroke, poisoning, or hurt in England or Ireland, or, being feloniously stricken, poisoned, or otherwise hurt at any place in England or Ireland, shall die of such stroke, poisoning, or hurt upon the sea, or at any place out of England or Ireland, every offence committed in respect of any such case, whether the same shall amount to the offence of murder or of manslaughter, or of being accessory to murder or manslaughter, may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished in the county or place in England or Ireland in which such death, stroke, poisoning, or hurt shall happen, in the same manner in all respects as if such offence had been wholly committed in that county or place.

XI. Whosoever shall administer to or cause to be administered to or to be taken by any person any poison or other destructive thing, or shall by any means whatsoever wound or cause any grevious bodily harm to any person, with intent in any of the cases aforesaid to commit murder, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than 3 years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

LVII. Whosoever, being married, shall marry any other person during the life of the former husband or wife, whether the second marriage shall have taken place in England or Ireland or elsewhere, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof

shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding 7 years and not less than 3 years, -or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour ; and any such offence may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished in any county or place in England or Ireland where the offender shall be apprehended or be in custody, in the same manner in all respects as if the offence had been actually committed in that county or place: Provided that nothing in this section contained shall extend to any second marriage contracted elsewhere than in England and Ireland by any other than a subject of Her Majesty, or to any person marrying a second time whose husband or wife shall have been continually absent from such person for the space of 7 years then last past, and shall not have been known by such person to be living within that time, or shall extend to any person who, at the time of such second marriage, shall have been divorced form the bond of the first marriage, or to any person whose former marriage shall have been declared void by the sentence of any Court of competent jurisdiction.

LXVIII. All indictable offences mentioned in this Act which shall be committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or Ireland shall be deemed to be offences of the same nature and liable to the same punishments as if they had been committed upon the land in England or Ireland, and may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, and determined in any county or place in England or Ireland in which the offender shall be apprehended or be in custody, in the same manner in all respects as if they had been actually committed in that county or place; and in any indictment for any such offence, or for being an accessory to such an offence, the venue in the margin shall be the same as if the offence had been committed in such county or place, and the offence shall be averred to have been committed“ on the high

Provided that nothing herein contained shall alter or affect any of the laws relating to the government of Her Majesty's land or naval forces.

seas :

ACT of the British Parliament, " for promoting the Revision of the

Statute Law, by repealing divers Acts and Parts of Acts which have ceased to be in force ;" so far as relates to the exemption from Stamp Duty of Policies of Insurance from Fire, on Hlouses and Property in Foreign Countries.

[24 & 25 Vict., cap. 101.]

[August 6, 1861.] WHEREAS with a view to the revision of the Statute Law, and particularly to the preparation of an edition of the statutes comprising only enactments which are in force, it is expedient that

divers Acts and parts of Acts which have ceased to be in force otherwise than by express and specific repeal should be expressly and specifically repealed :

And whereas the Acts mentioned in the Schedule to this Act have so ceased to be in force to the extent specified in the 3rd column of the said Schedule :

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

I. The Acts mentioned in the Schedule to this Act shall be repealed to the extent specified in the 3rd column of the said Schedule, except as to any operation already effected by, or Act done under, any enactment herein comprised, or as to any right, title, obligation, or liability already acquired or accrued under any such enactment.

(SCHEDULE.) Column 3—Extent of Repeal. 26 Geo.3.c.82. Stamp Duties, and Sect. 7. (relative to the

Duties on Policies commitment of certain of Fire for In offenders for non-paysurance as to Pro ment of Penalties).

perty abroad. * Sect. IX. (Not repealed.) And whereas by an Act made in the 22nd year of the reigo of his present Majesty, intituled "An Act for Charging a Duty on Persons whose Property shall be insured against Loss by Fire," it is enacted: That there shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid throughout Great Britain, unto and for the use of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, the yearly sum of 1 shilling and 6 penoe upon every sum of £100, and so in proportion for any greater or less sum that is or shall be insured by any person or persons in or by any policy of insurance for insuring houses, goods, wares, merchandizes, or other property from loss by fire; and whereas it is thought expedient toexemptall policies for insuring foreign property from loss by fire froin the said yearly duty; be it therefore enacted, that from and after the 5th day of July, 1786, the said yearly rate or duty upon all sums of money that are or shall be insured by any person or persons in or by any policy of insurance made in Great Britain for insuring of any house or houses, furniture, goods, wares, merchandizes, or other property within any foreign kingdom or State in amity with His Majesty, his heirs or successors shall cease and determine, and be no longer paid or payable, anything in the said recited Act contained to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

ACT of the British Parliament, to amend' The Probates and Let

ters of Administration Act (Ireland), 1857 ;""so far as relates to the appointment of a Commissioner of Charitable Donations and

Bequests. [24 & 25 Vict., cap. 111.]

[August 6, 1861.) WHEREAS by an Act passed in the 7th and 8th years of Her Majesty, chapter 97, for the more effectual Application of Charitable Donations and Bequests in Ireland, it is provided, that the

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